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Searchlight recently caught up with Katharina, who we were able to help secure a placement at Viacom earlier this year. 

As VP of Programming, Katharina is working to drive UK programming strategy and source new content, delivering maximum audience experience across multiple platforms.

What does your typical day look like? 

I spend most of my time meeting with my team and other departments to make sure channel performance is where we need it to be and thinking of new ways to connect to our audience. I also try to spend as much time as possible watching the latest kids’ programming, be it our own Nickelodeon content or from other sources.

How have you enjoyed being part of the team?

I’m really enjoying being part of the Nickelodeon team and the Viacom Family. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable and passionate and has been very supportive of a newbie asking lots of questions. 

Do you have any particular highlights from your time so far?

One highlight was definitely attending the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield in my first week. There was face painting and karaoke and a lot of very interesting sessions, a perfect way to familiarise myself with the industry. We also had a Nickelodeon Away Day recently which was a fantastic way to get to know my colleagues!